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A guide to breaking away and striking out on your own 22
by Gamasutra Community [10.01.14]
How Ethan Levy went from EA to success on his own: "There are a few critical lessons to learn if you are accustomed to having a steady income stream and a team of people whose mere presence holds you accountable."
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

GDC 2015 is now open for registration! 2
by GDC Staff [10.01.14]
The time has come to sign up for the largest and longest-running worldwide event for game developers: Game Developers Conference 2015 is now open for registration!
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing, GDC

Is Portal 2 a better brain-training game than brain-training games? 5
by Kris Graft [09.30.14]
A recent study from Florida State psychology researchers pit two kinds of games against one another to see which is actually better for your brain: "entertainment" games or "brain-training" games.
Design, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online

Find out how to make games for a YouTube audience, at GDC Next 2014 1
by Staff [09.30.14]
GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC has two new talks to announce today: One about the keys to making a a game that goes viral; another about cross-platform games for the web and mobile.
Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, GDC

GDC Next reveals talks on the business of launching your next game  
by Staff [09.25.14]
Execution Labs cofounder Keith Katz and Pug Pharm Productions CEO Steve Bocska will deliver cutting-edge business and marketing talks at GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC this November.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Don't Miss: Game artist tips from Rockstar's former art director Exclusive 4
by Kris Graft [10.01.14]
Ian Bowden is one of the most experienced artists in video game development, and his work is among the most influential. Here are some tips that helped him in the course of his career.
Design, Art, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Exclusive

Report: Tencent trumps EA, Sony and Apple in terms of game revenue 7
by Alex Wawro [10.01.14]
A new market research report further reinforces the notion that free-to-play and mobile game firms are competing with (and, at least in Tencent's case, eclipsing) traditional AAA game companies.
Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

This Week in Video Game Criticism: Into the Loot Cave of Destiny  
by Zach Alexander [09.29.14]
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us picks from Zach Alexander on topics ranging from the danger of stereotypes to the Loot Cave of Destiny.
Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online


Understanding the successful relaunch of Final Fantasy XIV 10
by Christian Nutt [04.18.14]
Producer and director Naoki Yoshida sits down with Gamasutra for an in-depth interview about why he took on his successful quest to reboot a failed MMO into an all-new project.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

Diversity, communication, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf 1
by Christian Nutt [04.02.14]
Aya Kyogoku, co-director, and Katsuya Eguchi, producer, sit down and discuss the development of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and how fostering a diverse, communicative team leads to the best results.
Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online

What's next for Puzzle & Dragons and GungHo? 16
by Christian Nutt [03.28.14]
The president and CEO of GungHo, the studio behind the massive success Puzzle & Dragons, explains his philosophy toward game development, his studio's relationship with Supercell, free-to-play, and more.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Mobile Games

Ethical Free-to-Play Game Design (And Why it Matters) 99
by Greg Costikyan [01.10.14]
Ex-Playdom senior designer and game industry veteran Greg Costikyan takes a hard look at free-to-play design and business practices and urges the industry to change them -- as ethical design will increase long-term value.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

With the luster of social games gone, what now? 47
by Leigh Alexander [11.04.13]
Up until a few years ago, the potential of social network games seemed limitless. Now that reality has sunk in, game designers who were once proponents of social games acknowledge that the space may never live up to its potential.
Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online


Forcefeedback Augmentation & The Future of Virtual Experince  
by Alexander Tomasik [10.01.14]
A brief, concise, detailed explanation forecasting gaming, health, interactions joining kinetics, life, movement, negotiating obstacles, preforming quantifiable research simulating the ultimate video-game warfare x-perince yearning zeal.
Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online

Indie Game Marketing Guide Part 1 - How to create Landing Pages  
by Marios Mouratidis [10.01.14]
You made a game? You must make a landing page. Easy as that. In this first article in a series of how to market your indie game, we will discuss what landing pages are, why you need them and how to design them.
Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Respect My Authority!!! Role playing as a cop in Arma 3  
by Shahryar Rizvi [09.30.14]
Role playing as a peace officer amid police controversies in Summer 2014.
Console/PC, Social/Online

The best tools for your Unity 2D game  
by Ryan Leonski [09.30.14]
What are the best tools for developing 2D games in Unity?
Design, Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

Early Access vs. Kickstarter and the Consumer Mentality  
by Ulyana Chernyak [09.30.14]
Early Access has become a debated part of the Steam store and today's post examines how it is different from crowd-funding despite the same basic goals.
Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online


Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[10.02.14]
Character Artist-Vicarious Visions
See job description.

Nuclear Division — Sherman Oaks, California, United States
[10.01.14]
Director of Product Management
The Director of Product Management will be responsible for overseeing planning, implementation and continued execution in the areas of user acquisition, engagement, retention, monetization and virality across a suite of mobile gaming products.

Nuclear Division — Sherman Oaks, California, United States
[10.01.14]
Art Director
Our West Coast team is looking for an Art Director will be responsible for defining the artistic direction and production of a brand new mid-core mobile IP spanning multiple titles - creating the overall visual style from the ground up and driving that artistic vision from concept to launch.

Whow Games GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[10.01.14]
Games Developer


Bright Future GmbH — Cologne/Koeln, Germany
[10.01.14]
Senior ActionScript Developer Mobile
Senior ActionScript Developer Mobile (m/f)

DoubleDown Interactive — Seattle, Washington, United States
[09.30.14]
Game Designer
DoubleDown Interactive is a social and mobile game company located in Seattle, WA. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we’re a group of talented software engineers, game designers, artists, producers, marketers, analytical experts, and moreWe are expanding and looking for a creative and technically savvy Slot Game Designer to join our emerging team. In this position you will utilize math and probability techniques in conjunction with basic design tenets to create fun and exciting new math models that will provide hours of compelling gameplay for players.

InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[09.30.14]
Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)
Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)

InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[09.29.14]
Senior Producer (m/f)
Senior Producer (m/f)

Amazon — Seattle, Washington, United States
[09.26.14]
Event Marketing Specialist, Game Services


Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[09.26.14]
Unity Engineer